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N.F.L. owners agreed to a new national anthem policy: Teams will be fined if players kneel on the field or sidelines

The owners of N.F.L. teams agreed on Wednesday to a new policy for player conduct during the playing of the national anthem, an issue escalated last season into a national debate that involved President Trump. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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Princeton University Honors Diverse Community Members

Princeton University announced plans to honor graduates, faculty, and formerly enslaved persons associated with the school.  They will name “a publicly accessible garden between Firestone Library and Nassau Street for Betsey Stockton and the easternmost arch in East Pyne Hall…

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Their Ancestors Were on Opposite Sides of a Lynching. Now, They’re Friends.

The book Karen Branan, a white journalist from Georgia, wrote about a 1912 lynching in Georgia, in which her family members participated, was read by Jackie Jordan Irvine, an black Alabama native and a professor emeritus of urban education at…

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A New Kind Of City Tour Shows The History Of Racist Housing Policy

In Milwaukee, Seattle, and Portland, tours are showing people how federal policies and laws created segregated housing and the black-white wealth gap that continues to this day.  Creative solutions can be found.  “Portland is also trying new policy: prospective first-time…

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